Ghanaian president attends power generation ceremony of relocated gas-fired power plant

Updated: April 23,2024


Nana Akufu-Addo, Ghanaian president, attends the power-generation ceremony.

The power-generation ceremony for the relocated VRA (Volta River Authority) gas-fired power plant, built by POWERCHINA in Ghana, took place on April 17, with Nana Akufu-Addo, Ghanaian president, in attendance and delivering a speech.

Nana Akufu-Addo remarked in his speech that the relocation of the gas-fired power plant commenced in June 2023 and was completed in less than a year, with remarkable results.

He emphasized that the successful generation of power from the newly-relocated power plant is of significant importance as it optimizes the distribution of power sources in the country. The relocation reduces transmission losses and provides stable electricity to the Kumasi urban area and the northern regions, thereby improving livelihoods and driving regional economic growth.

He extended congratulations to VRA, the project management owner, and thanked POWERCHINA, acknowledging it as a respected contractor and a reliable partner. Ghanaian officials and representatives of the owner also expressed their gratitude to POWERCHINA.

The newly-relocated power plant is the first electricity plant in Central Ghana. The relocation project is divided into two phases. The first phase includes six TM2500 generators with a total capacity of 150 megawatts. It is expected that another four TM2500 generators will be moved to Kumasi by June, 2024, increasing the total capacity into 250MW.